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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Mattapoisett Woman Pleads Guilty To Embezzling From Middleboro Businesses

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BOSTON – A Mattapoisett woman pleaded guilty today in connection with her theft of nearly $320,000 from two Middleboro businesses.

Marie Greany, 43, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel to wire fraud. Sentencing is scheduled for June 25, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Greany was charged in an Information earlier this month.

From 2006 to 2012, Greany, who worked as a bookkeeper for two computer systems design and consulting businesses in Middleboro, Mass., stole nearly $320,000 from the two companies. Among other things, Greany used a company credit card to make unauthorized charges for personal expenses, including travel, tickets to sporting events and theater productions, restaurant meals and tuition, as well as the costs of operating her photography business. She then caused the charges to be paid with corporate funds from both companies. Greany also transferred money from the businesses’ bank accounts to pay her personal credit card bills. Additionally, Greany caused the payroll processing company for the victim companies to issue payments to her as reimbursement for expenses which had actually been incurred by other employees as well as increased salary payments for herself. She also wrote two unauthorized checks on a company account which she used for her own purposes.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Vincent B. Lisi, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division, made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Sandra S. Bower of Ortiz’s Economic Crimes Unit.